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Plasma Cutter

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Plasma Cutter
Plasma Cutter.png

Cuts through various materials using a jet of ionized oxygen.

Type Tool
Item Cost 75 Credits
Fuel Oxygen Tank.pngOxygen Tank

Oxygenite Tank.pngOxygenite Tank

Fuel Capacity 1 fuel tank
Skill Requirements
Construction 30%
Insufficient Skill Handicap Fuel used up 3x as fast
Constructible? Yes
Deconstructible? Yes
Materials Steel Bar.pngSteel Bar,


The Plasma Cutter is a destructive tool that can be used in Barotrauma.

Function[edit | edit source]

Using compressed air from an Oxygen Tank or Oxygenite Tank, plasma cutters are able to slice through structures, such as platforms, walls and windows. They can also un-seal any doors which were sealed with the Welding Tool.

As they can also cut through alien walls they are essential for artifact missions.

Structures being affected by the plasma cutter are highlighted by a rectangle. The color of said rectangle determines the condition of the structure: a greener color indicating that the structure is in a stable condition and a redder color to reflect a poor condition. When the structure is about to break the rectangle will begin dissipating.

While in use the tank will slowly deplete, the current condition of it can be seen under the tool in the player's hotbar.

Plasma cutters can also injure other players and creatures, so it is advised that others keep some distance from anyone using the tool.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The plasma cutter requires both hands to equip. Holding down the right-click (mouse2) button will aim it in whichever direction your cursor is positioned. Holding down the left-click (mouse1) button will activate the tool, affecting any structures within its range.

If a player attempts to use a plasma cutter without the appropriate skill level, the tank will be used up 3 times faster.